Robin Risso, LMFT - Horses, Humans, and Healing: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Counseling for kids, teens, adults, and couples
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Meet Our Four Legged Therapists or... the Horses!
Horses are particularly great therapeutic partners because they are prey animals, they are tuned in to their environment at all times because they have to be. Our horses love being a part of sessions and they provide support, challenges, and entertainment. They can be goofy, compassionate, stubborn but always horses and often seem to reflect what we are feeling during sessions.
Why chose equine assisted therapy? The horses also often provide metaphors for you are experiencing and have experienced in the past. These two horses are attuned to what is going on and have become experienced, wise four legged therapists. You don't need to be horse familiar to engage in this work and you won't be mounting or riding them. You may be doing a hands on activity with them, having them participate in what you are working on, or sometimes its letting them guide the way.. #horsesaretherapy